“Be prepared for bold and sweeping reforms in the days  to come.”

This was the assessment of former Quezon City Representative and now Councilor Winnie Castelo on the early weeks of the administration of Mayor Joy Belmonte.

“Instead of hurrying, our mayor is gathering data first before making policy directions.”

While other mayors in the metropolis have been grabbing the headlines, Castelo said Belmote chose to be “just a silent worker as she’s not engrossed in fanfare.”

Unknown to many, Belmonte wants to organize and clean her house first before making changes, Castelo said.  “Instead of hurrying, our mayor is gathering data first before making policy directions so as to be guided accurately, leaving no room for error,” he added.

After these preparations, Quezon City residents can expect sweeping reforms soon especially on government transparency and accountability, said Castelo.

“She’s studying the financial situation of the City before committing realizable and high impact projects.”

Belmonte’s administration is zeroing in on housing and public service programs, Castelo added.

“But for now, the mayor is waiting for hard facts and information.”

Foremost of Belmonte’s concern right now is the city’s coffers, Castelo said.

“She’s studying the financial situation of the City before committing realizable and high impact projects,” he explained.

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